CFTC warns against consumption of Liqui Fruit Red Grape

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By Catherine Tinto

The Competition and Fair Trading Commission (CFTC) is warning the general public against the consumption of Liqui Fruit Red Grape 330ml cans following a recall from its manufacturer.

It is alleged that small shards of glass were found in the product.

The South African Manufacturer Pioneer Foods have indicated that they are conducting an investigation to determine the root cause and extent of the defect.

In a statement signed by the Commission's Executive Director James Kaphale, consumers are being urged to critically check the material information before purchasing or consuming the beverage.

A team of inspectors from the CFTC earlier this week conducted inspections in the cities of Lilongwe and Blantyre covering over 40 retail chain stores, distributors and supermarkets to establish the availability of the defective batch on the market.

The inspection team did not find products matching the defective batch.

Nonetheless, the Commission would like to advise the public to exercise extra precautionary measures and critically check the material information before purchasing or consuming Liqui Fruit Red Grape 330ml cans.

Further, the Commission wishes to advise consumers who may already have purchased the recalled products to return the same to the suppliers for proper disposition and refund.

The recalled batch has the following details:

Pioneer Foods product code: 27327

  • Outer case bar code: 6001240225615
  • Shrink pack bar code: 6001240225608
  • Single Unit bar code: 6001240225592—printed on side of can
  • With this specific date coding: BB 01.04.2021 C Time and BB 02.04.2021 C Time

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